Have bat will travel is fast becoming the motto of Somerset’s Peter Trego.
Since the end of last season in England the 30-year-old all-rounder has been continually on the move, starting with a trip to India where he helped his county reach the semi-finals of the Twenty20 Champions League.
Trego flew home from that competition in early October and a fortnight later packed his bags again to join England’s squad for the Hong Kong Sixes.
Since then the Weston-super-Mare born player has spent three weeks playing for Mashonaland Eagles in Zimbabwe’s Twenty20 competition. His contributions with both bat and ball helped the Eagles reach the final, at the end of which Trego was named as Player-of-the-Tournament.
He returned to England earlier this month, but now he is preparing to head off on his travels again. On Boxing Day he flies out to Bangladesh to take part in a 50-over completion there.
Trego will be based in Dhaka and playing for Abahani in the Dhaka Premier League, which goes on until the end of January.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of playing cricket in Bangladesh and this is another great chance to gain more experience in another country on different pitches. I will have the opportunity to work towards improving all parts of my game in real match situations.”
Trego has the full backing of Somerset for his globetrotting. Head coach Andy Hurry said: “We are pleased that Pete has the opportunity to develop his skills in a competitive environment.
“When he returns from Bangladesh, he will have a short break before joining up with the rest of the squad in the build-up to our pre-season training programme.”